By Marthe Jocelyn

Wendy Lamb Books, Hardcover, 9780385738460, 256pp.

Publication Date: May 11, 2010

Three fates intertwine in this moving and passionate love story set in Victorian London.

Mary Finn: country girl, maid to a lord in London
Caden Tucker: liar, scoundrel, and heart's delight
James Nelligan: age six, tossed into a herd of boys
When Mary Finn falls into the arms of handsome Caden Tucker, their frolic changes the course of her life. What possesses her? She's been a girl of common sense until now. Mary's tale alternates with that of young James Nelligan, a new boy in an enormous foundling home.

In "Folly," Marthe Jocelyn's breathtaking command of language, detail, and character brings Victorian London to life on every page, while the deep emotions that illuminate this fascinating novel about life-changing moments are as current as today's news.

About the Author
Marthe Jocelyn is the award-winning author and illustrator of over thirty books for babies, kids and teens. In 2009, she was the recipient of the prestigious Vicky Metcalfe Award for her body of work. For more information, visit